In addition to bicycling, the most beautiful natural areas are excellent to explore on foot. A short stroll, or a good long walk with an historic theme: we've set out a number of routes to help you on your way! Don't forget to bring your North Holland Dune Reserve pass. You receive your passes upon arrival.
NS- walk NH dune reserve 15KM
From Castricum station to Egmond aan Zee
One of the very best NS-walks for all who love nature. Woodland, open fields and dunes offer lots of variation. On the way you may meet many animals, from Highland cows to Konik horses. The stunning route meanders through high grassy dunes and deep valleys. Just when you think you've seen it all, the beach and the sea offer a spectacular finale to this route.
The route finishes at Egmond aan Zee. Take the coach from Egmond aan Zee to Alkmaar train station. You'll find timetables on the Journey planner
Horse riding with riding school Heemskerk
There is no better way to discover the North Holland dune reserve than on horseback. In collaboration with riding school Heemskerk, Bosritten are organized during the camping season. You will be accompanied by an experienced rider from the Manege.
In the summer season from April to September it is only possible to take a beach ride in the evenings, because the beach is reserved for bathers during the day. Currently the excursion dates of the forest rides at the campsite are not yet known. However, you can reserve all your dune rides and beach rides at the Heemskerk stables! Please contact the riding school for this
Historic walk 16,4km
Fancy a good walk with a generous dose of history? From the lovely tourist town of Castricum you can take this beautiful walk to the estate of Marquette. Back in Castricum the region's archaeological past is explained in Huis van Hilde. The route covers a distance of approximately 16.5 kilometres. You can also start this route from campsite Geversduin.
Just before the route finishes, on the edge of Castricum, you'll find Huis van Hilde, a museum about the archaeology and cultural history of North Holland.
Walk the little 8 of Castricum 5KM
Fancy a shorter stroll? Then 'the little 8' of Castricum is ideal!
Five kilometres take you past 8 culturally important spots in Castricum. You'll visit monuments, shops and restaurants. A route created to truly discover Castricum, and all that within one hour!
If you decide this route is for you, then please also go to Castricum.info to see what's on in the wider area. Great things to go and see, fun events, going out, eating out tips and much more.